Public Works Department

Interim Public Works Director/City Engineer:


Department Description: The Public Works Department is a highly trained, dedicated, and responsive service-oriented organization. It consists of the following service divisions organized as shown below: Administration and Engineering, Equipment Maintenance, Solid Waste (contract), Streets, Wastewater (contract), and Water. The Public Works Department is responsible for the streets system (roads, parking lots, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, traffic control devices, street lights, street trees, storm drains, flood control facilities, bridges, and Hillsborough Open Space District), Geological Hazard Abatement District, potable water system, wastewater (sewer) system and the Water Recycling Facility, and equipment maintenance. It is also responsible for administering the Capital Improvement Pro-gram (CIP). Finally, it is responsible for the review (plan check and inspection) of private land development projects. In addition, the Public Works Department represents the City as a technical advising member agency to the Ventura County Transportation Commission on matters of transportation and transit.

Department Goals: The goals of the Public Works Department are (1) to provide superior, responsive, and cost efficient customer service; (2) to be stewards of protecting life, property, and the environment; (3) to deliver Capital Improvement Program projects within schedule and budget; and (4) to provide continuing education or training for Public Works Department personnel in order to maintain knowledge, skills, and/or certifications in their respective field of expertise.

NEWS: Public Works Projects Monthly News Brief



Traffic Safety Investigation Request Form
The Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) Meeting is scheduled
for 2:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month. (January, March, May, July, September, November)


Pothole Hotline 805-933-8770


Mandatory Water Conservation Hotline No. - 805-933-8787


Illicit Discharge Complaints
(paint, oil, soapy water, etc.) - 805-933-4212 Ext. 306


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City of Santa Paula Public Works Dept.

866 E. Main St.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Tel: 805-933-4212, ext. 0

Fax: 805-933-8794

Office Hours
8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Our offices are closed every other Friday.


  • Utilities:
    805-933-4211 Press 2

    1. New Water/Sewer Service
    2. Water Billing
    3. Water Shut Off
  • Solid Waste Service:
    Athens Services
    call 805-933-0100



Public Works Director Clete J. Saunier 805-933-4212 Ext. 314
Asst. Public Works Director Tai P. Chau 805-933-4212 Ext. 307
Senior Administrative Assistant Cindy L. Madrigal 805-933-4212 Ext. 305
Regulatory Compliance Specialist Caesar Hernandez 805-933-4212 Ext. 306
Administrative Analyst  Ruth Juanes 805-933-4212 Ext. 304
Water Supervisor/Chief Operator Sam Hutton 805-933-4282
Street Maintenance Lead Person Robert Howard 805-933-4212 Ext. 313
Water Distribution Lead Worker Patrick Parrish 805-933-4282
Water Emergency No. "After Hours"   805-421-4116

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